Today in Middle Eastern history: the Battle of Bakhamra (763)

The various ShiĘża movements that have sprung up over the centuries trace their origins, obviously, to Ali b. Abi Talib, the cousin and son in-law of Muhammad. But apart from that common ancestry there have (again, obviously) been a number of disagreements within the ShiĘża community over which line of descent from Ali was legitimate. … Continue reading Today in Middle Eastern history: the Battle of Bakhamra (763)

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